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Features found in the professional line of Canon DSLR's.

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Pros

affordable price

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Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor

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New Canon 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor

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Compatible with compact SD and SDHC memory cards

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Live View Function

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3.5 fps continuous shooting mode

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Easy-to-use

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LCD turns off automatically as you bring camera close to face

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DIGIC III Image Processor

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LCD monitor is about 30% brighter than its predecessor

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Small camera for those with big hands or long fingers

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Auto-focus points make it clear what will be in focus. Bright orange points light up on subject

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Lightest entry level DSLR camera on the market

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Cons

Live View Function will drain battery quicker.

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no video features

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LCD can smudge from your nose touching if you bring it too close

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Small DSLR camera body for those with big hands or long fingers.

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The Canon Rebel XSi is Canon's new entry-level SLR camera which incorporates many new features found in the professional line of Canon DSLR's. New features of the Rebel XSi include improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, an advanced Live View function, 3-inch LCD monitor, and DIGIC III image processor. The new Rebel XSi supports more than 60 compatible Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including optically image stabilized EF-S lenses like the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (now included in the EOS Rebel XSi kit), or the new EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS.

Features
  • 12.2 effective Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Supports all EF and EF-S lenses
  • Uses new 14-bit A/D converter, improved AF sensor (still 9-point), and DIGIC III image processor
  • 3-inch LCD display (230k pixels) with live view and contrast detect autofocus
  • Larger optical viewfinder has 0.87x magnification and 95% coverage
  • Full manual controls; ISO range of 100 - 1600
  • Can shoot at 3.5 frames/second for up to 6 RAW or 45 JPEGs
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer corrects image brightness and contrast automatically
  • New spot metering (4%) option
  • Same dust reduction system as the XTi
  • Uses SD/SDHC memory cards (instead of CompactFlash)
  • Optional battery grip
  • Uses LP-E5 lithium-ion battery; 500 shots per charge
  • USB 2.0 High Speed support
  • Shipping in April for $799 body only, and $899 with the new 18-55 IS lens; comes in silver and black
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